Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

A Colebridge Quilted Christmas
by Ann Hazelwood
Rating: 4.7 #ad


The holiday spirit brings healing and hope to flower shop owner Anne Brown and her quilting friends – just when they need it the most.

Enjoy Christmas in Colebridge in the final installment of Ann Hazelwood’s Colebridge Community Series. Main street is busy with the Mistletoe Market and the quilt show in the depot. Folks in Colebridge help one another, especially at Christmas. Through love and loss, the townspeople are sewn together. The layers of their lives, like quilts, blend as one through appreciation of the community that binds them; not just in Colebridge, but in their hearts.

Mirror Mirror
by Allison Brennan
Rating: 4.3 #ad


Everyone has a breaking point …

Jackie Regan broke the cycle of violence as a young teen when she turned her abusive father over to the police. Now, a detective in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Jackie has dedicated her life to helping those who can’t help themselves.

The Becker family is just one in a long-line of cases Jackie is working. She fears that history will repeat itself, and sees herself in their young daughter who is witness to her parents constant fighting.

Before She Was Helen
by Caroline B. Cooney
Rating: 4.2 #ad


From the critically acclaimed, international bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney comes a domestic thriller perfect for fans of mystery books by Laura Lippman and Alice Feeney.

Her life didn’t turn out the way she expected—so she made herself a new one

When Clemmie goes next door to check on her difficult and unlikeable neighbor Dom, he isn’t there. But something else is. Something stunning, beautiful and inexplicable. Clemmie photographs the wondrous object on her cell phone and makes the irrevocable error of forwarding it. As the picture swirls over the internet, Clemmie tries desperately to keep a grip on her own personal network of secrets. Can fifty years of careful hiding under names not her own be ruined by one careless picture?

SCI-FI Boxed Set
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.5 #ad


This meticulously edited and formatted SF collection, jam-packed with the dystopian worlds, intergalactic action-adventures, and the greatest Sci-Fi classics

More than I can read in a year, for a pittance too. Lots of classic sci-fi, something for every taste–a lot of titles one might never read otherwise. I use my tablet to read when I’m traveling and want to take a break from the real, awful world. Stories are well chosen.

Second Watch
by J. A. Jance
Rating: 4.6 #ad


With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers another thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont.

Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he’s ever faced.

Death at Whitewater Church
by Andrea Carter
Rating: 4.1 #ad


A missing groom – a deconsecrated church – a hidden crypt – a skeleton wrapped in a blanket

When a skeleton is discovered in the hidden crypt of a deconsecrated church, everyone is convinced the bones must be those of Conor Devitt, a local man who went missing on his wedding day six years previously. But the postmortem reveals otherwise.

Solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe is acting for the owners of the church. She is reluctant to get involved, but when Conor’s brother dies in strange circumstances shortly after coming to see her, she finds herself drawn into the mystery. Whose is the skeleton in the crypt and how did it get there? Is Conor Devitt still alive, and if so, is there a link? What happened on the morning of his wedding to make him disappear?

The Boy From Block 66
by Limor Regev
Rating: 4.5 #ad


He has endured more than any child ever should, but now he must survive Block 66.

January, 1945. 14-year-old Moshe Kessler steps off the train at Buchenwald concentration camp. Having endured the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, lost touch with his entire family, and survived the death march in the freezing European winter, he has seen more than his share of tragedy.

Moshe knows only one thing about Buchenwald. Everyone knows it.

Secrets of Skin and Stone
by Wendy Sparrow
Rating: 4.8 #ad


Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why.

Piper wants to leave Hidden Creek behind. She’s had enough of secrets—they hide in the shadows of her room and tell her terrible things are coming. Too-charming city boy Grisham might be her only chance to save herself.

Fury of Frustration
by Coreene Callahan
Rating: 4.6 #ad


Ambition can be deadly…

Born of a powerful god, but exiled on earth, dragon-warrior Kruger conceals the truth of his origins from the world. Forced to live a lie, he proves his worth by becoming a tycoon in a powerful business empire. But when a beautiful woman with ambitions of her own gets in his way, he must accept what he cannot change, or eliminate the threat once and for all.

Haunted by ghosts, Ferguson McGilvery needs out. Out from under her step-father’s thumb. Out of the toxic whirlwind her step-brothers create. Out of the country, far away from the dysfunction that has overtaken her life. When a surprise inheritance sends her to the Scottish Highlands, she clashes with Kruger, a man so infuriating she’ll do anything to foil his attempts to make her leave.